Jacob Anderson says fans will be “conflicted” about Grey Worm’s conclusion and the European premiere gets a date

Grey Worm and MissandeiIf you were getting your hopes up for a conventionally happy ending for Grey Worm and Missandei (first of all, what show have you been watching?) you might want to tweak your expectations before season 8 premieres on April 14.

Jacob Anderson said recently that fans are likely to feel “very conflicted” about Grey Worm’s story in season 8. What that could possibly mean is up for speculation.

In other news, the first details about the European premiere for season 8 have been released.

In a red carpet interview with Insider, Jacob Anderson admitted that predicting the fan reaction to characters’ fates is a “very difficult question to answer.” However, he went on:

“Grey Worm goes on a journey this year,” he said. “He’s in unknown territory, and I think people are going to feel very conflicted about every character in this season. And Grey Worm is no exception. That’s what I’ll say.”

Anderson went on to discuss the reportedly grueling ordeal of filming the battle for Winterfell.

“The whole [experience] of this season has been super bittersweet,” he said, using the magic b-word. “It’s been amazing, but it’s also been slightly miserable. There were moments when you’re freezing cold, you’ve got this weird chemical fake snow in your face, and there’s real snow, and you’re wearing armor and trying to fight in all this shitty weather, but then occasionally you look around and you’re like ‘Look how amazing this is.'”

“There was one point where I honestly couldn’t see any technical equipment and I was like, ‘I’m just here. This is real. It was completely immersive — the full set with mist and snow and all these extras fighting and running past. You couldn’t see any of the crew, so you just felt like you were really in ‘Game of Thrones.'”

Anderson’s comments about Grey Worm’s fate remind me of Vladimir Furdik‘s promise of another “Come at me, bro” moment in season 8 which many fans (myself included) have interpreted to mean that those killed at the battle of Winterfell will be reanimated before the horrified eyes of their loved ones. Will we be subjected to a zombified Grey Worm? A … Wight Worm? We’ll have to wait and see.


In less disturbing news, we’ve received the first details of Game of Thrones‘ European premiere. According to RTE, the premiere will be held in Belfast on April 12, a fitting place for the cast and crew to say goodbye to the show.

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    1. I’m glad they’re having a premiere in Belfast – a good way to say thank you to the city and the people there that supported them through the last decade.

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    2. Kevin1989:
      My guess is that he or misandei will be captured by cersei. And the other one will betray Dany for love.

      I’ve read people thinking Cersei is going to capture everyone lol. First Sansa, then Jon, then Dany. Now Grey Worm or Missandei?

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    3. If Dany flips out over losing her right of succession, Grey Worm might be put into a position of having to revolt against the very person who freed him from mindless slavery and taught him to stand up for himself, to make decisions. Not saying that this is the likeliest windup to Dany’s arc, but it would be an interesting dynamic, and controversial with fans.

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    4. I do feel that at the end there needs to be at least one couple for whose love story works out, who will survive and rebuild in the new world. I’ve wondered whether Grey Worm and Missandei could be one of those couples, but I’m leaning on the side of Grey Worm dying. Or Missandei.

      The only couple I feel confident will weather the storm is Sam and Gilly, but if Grey Worm and Missandei do somehow make it through this, it could add a bit of extra hope and sweetness amidst all the carnage.

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    5. You didn’t know about the Belfast premiere? Now TV have been running competitions for tickets for over a week, so it wasn’t exactly being kept under wraps.

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    6. Firannion,

      Choosing between Dany or Missandei. What would Grey Worm do?

      Both of them are attacked by wights GC whatever. Grey Worm can only save one of them.

      The human heart at conflict with itself.

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    7. I just expect that everyone we’ve come to know could either do a complete 180°, die randomly, or toodle along relatively unchanged somehow. I have no idea who will do what. 🤔 All I know is that I’d get Rickon’d almost immediately in this universe, only way sooner as I’m rubbish at running.

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    8. Eonwe,
      I do not even see a conflict here…

      This would be a choice between his employer and the woman he loves? He would not even give Daenerys a second thought.

      In addition, what happens if Missy and Grey Worm decide to leave her service? She should let them go and wish them well. And they may want to do that if they survive the war. Grey Worm has clearly indicated that fighting does not come as fearlessly as it used to for him now that he has a lady. (His good fortune may lead his other fighting brothers to start smiling at the ladies they see around – many of whom have lost husbands in the many wars.)

      Wight Worm….very good one, lol!!!

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    9. Firannion,

      Yes, but if she cannot let him go to live his life – he would have simply swapped one slavemaster for a slavemistress.

      Maybe it is time for him and the unsullied to ask what they are doing?

      Once the story introduced the AOTD they had to introduce a “disposable” army to fight them. Daenerys was never meant to fight Cersei at first in the south – she was to be held until Jon came to divert her to her true purpose for which she was gifted with the dragons. The dragons, Dothraki and Unsullied are specifically tailor-made to challenge the AOTD & NK. The Valyrian steel warriors owners are to tackle the white walkers especially any that get to KL. The dragonglass wielding northerners are helping both these squads out.

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    10. Grandmaester Flash:
      You didn’t know about the Belfast premiere?Now TV have been running competitions for tickets for over a week, so it wasn’t exactly being kept under wraps.

      I’m thinking they are holding the premeire title for the Belfast Red Carpet. Just 2 days before the world premiere. I wonder how much of the cast will show up to the Belfast premiere compared to the NYC one?

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    11. Mango,

      I think the wigths are the worse thing for a Dothraki to battle. They don’t fear, they don’t retreat.

      If Qohor battle proved something, it was that Dothraki don’t fare well against an army that holds it’s position.

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    12. Enharmony1625:
      I do feel that at the end there needs to be at least one couple for whose love story works out, who will survive and rebuild in the new world. I’ve wondered whether Grey Worm and Missandei could be one of those couples, but I’m leaning on the side of Grey Worm dying. Or Missandei.

      The only couple I feel confident will weather the storm is Sam and Gilly, but if Grey Worm and Missandei do somehow make it through this, it could add a bit of extra hope and sweetness amidst all the carnage.

      At first I was thinking that it was pretty unlikely that Grey Worm and Missandei will be one of those couples that will survive and be happy. Especially since the Poster this year is just bodies stacked upon bodies. It’s hard to think they both will make it out. I hope we don’t have to face a Wight Worm. I’m wondering if Missandei will go to the Crypt after giving Grey Worm the kiss that’s in the trailer. It is slightly possible the Grey Worm will survive though. But I think it’s a given that some of our favorite characters will have to fall during the night battle. I just hope none have to come back as Wights!

      I can’t believe there is only one more Sunday and it’s here. It’s 12:15am EST in my time zone so it’s Sunday… only 7 days left and one Sunday to go.

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    13. Ten Bears,

      The one time my vampire self will drag my ass out of bed early for something other than skiing or an airplane will be on Monday. Yup, I’ll be at the neighborhood Rite-Aid before my commute to work Monday morning, stocking up on Oreos.

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    14. Eonwe:
      Firannion,

      Choosing between Dany or Missandei. What would Grey Worm do?

      Both of them are attacked by wights GC whatever. Grey Worm can only save one of them.

      The human heart at conflict with itself.

      Ohh, I truly don’t know! Daenerys is so much more than an employer to the Unsullied, especially him, but……

      Oh wow, another premiere!! I’m not over the excitement of the NY one! Can’t wait to see who’s going to that one…

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    15. Shelle: Oh wow, another premiere!! I’m not over the excitement of the NY one! Can’t wait to see who’s going to that one…

      Joe Dempsie. He said in his latest instagram caption:
      Smell ya in Belfast gang. One last time…We go again. 👑 🐉 🐉 👑”

      And it seems like he isn’t over the excitement of the NYC premiere either. ^^

      Did anyone else see another cast member confirming that s/he will be in Belfast?

      Lena, please. 🤞

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    16. Only another week to go! Will have to force myself not to stay up and watch it at 2 am, but the adverts kill it so I’ll watch when I get up on Monday. Then my friend will be coming round in the evening so will watch again then.

      I’ve been rewatching the entire series and have five episodes left.

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    17. One week to go. Can’t wait. And at the same time I’m not ready for it. I think nothing can prepare us.

      I’m wondering if they will have a cold opening with the white walkers. And after the title sequence winterfell with Dany arriving. Just like season 1.

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    18. Jack Bauer 24:
      https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv8uXHoB8dL/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ue3daw1b8xzo

      Some clips of Kit on SNL 😀 They had Emilia, John, someone dressed as the Night King, and Rose in the audience asking him questions.

      Emilia: “Oh, hey! Do you remember in Season 6* when we had sex?”

      *Audience whoops and cheers*

      Kit: “Yes, I do.”

      Emilia: “Did you know they filmed that?”

      That’s the hardest I’ve laughed all week! The entire monologue was hysterical. As anyone who’s seen Seven Days in Hell can attest, Kit is really damn funny. Great to see John and Rose there as well! Rose’s “What are we going to do for money now?!” also had me in stitches.

      (*Season 7. Some people seem to think Emilia made a mistake, but I think may have been part of the joke.)

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    19. Hmmm the only way I’ll feel conflicted about Greyworm’s ending is if Missandei dies and he lives.

      I do imagine a lot of characters will have to kill those they love or fought alongside in order to prevent them from turning into wights. And perhaps the Unsullied and Dothraki might question why they crossed the Narrow Sea in the first place – since they’re basically headed to their deaths instead of the glorious conquest they were promised, but I don’t expect the show will get into that.

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    20. Eonwe,

      I am always impressed by your vast knowledge!

      Yes, I expect the majority of the Dothraki and the Unsullied to be wiped out in the war – btw this WF and KL fighting.

      Once you have a fierce magic enemy, you need an opposing magic army – the two will exhaust each other. Of course, the regular locals will pitch in and will have heroes but someone has to be the fodder. (LOTR used an army of the ghosts against the orcs). In GOT we never really get to know the Dothraki and Unsullied – beyond one or two. This use of the “disposable” army leaves enough locals to carry on in reduced circumstances but with enough alive.

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    21. Eonwe: If Qohor battle proved something, it was that Dothraki don’t fare well against an army that holds it’s position.

      One example does not make for a rule! The Lannister forces untouched by Drogon were holding their ground, but it was clear to everyone involved that they were simply no match for the Dothraki. (Robert thought this probably would be the case years before his notion was put to the test.)

      That stated the bigger problem with wights for cavalry (Dothraki & Westorsi) is the opposite of “holding ground”: wights never stop pressing an attack. Moreover, whereas dead and wounded soldiers present no more obstacle for horses than the general landscape, maimed wights would still be grabbing at horse legs and riders. Ordinarily, a charging infantry would be easy for cavalry to route: but that assumes that the infantry casualties are defeated!

      Almost paradoxically, that should be one of the wights’ greatest strengths: total lack of tactics. Both the Dothraki & Westerosi cavalries will have tactics for countering the different infantry tactics that they have encountered. They’ve never fought against infantry that just does not care about staying alive or that does not stop fighting when injured. The tactics that the Dothraki used to successfully punch holes in the Lannister lines that Drogon did not torch simply will not be applicable here.

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    22. Not sure how anyone could feel conflicted about Greyworm, he’s one of the most boring characters on the show. I neither like or dislike him but expect him to be one of the more likely to die before the end.

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    23. Jack Bauer 24: I’m thinking they are holding the premeire title for the Belfast Red Carpet. Just 2 days before the world premiere. I wonder how much of the cast will show up to the Belfast premiere compared to the NYC one?

      Most of the cast are from the UK and it’s only an hour by airplane from all the large English/Scottish cities so you would imagine a good turnout in Belfast. I think only Lena and Peter are US based and NCW is in Denmark which is probably two hours flight from Belfast.

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    24. Carole H:
      I can finally record GoT for 2amnext Sunday but still doesn’t have a title.

      Thanks Carole I’ve just set my Sky planner to do the same thing. Sadly I can’t get up in the middle of the night as I’m flying to New York that afternoon so will instead watch it first thing in the morning before leaving.

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    25. Carole H:
      Grandmaester Flash,

      I’ll do exactly the same.Ihave Winds of Winter tonight then season 701 tomorrow leading me into season 8. Can’t believe we are so near after so long

      You are both well ahead of me, I just watched the Mountain and the Viper. So much foreshadowing in that episode too. Hoping to finish S4 tonight then watch S5 tomorrow and Wednesday – it’s going to be tight if I finish everything at this stage.

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